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Mercedes-Benz quickly pulls the plug on its slow-selling X-Class pickup
03 February, 2020 Shane Michael
Mercedes-Benz quickly pulls the plug on its slow-selling X-Class pickup

Mercedes-Benz is getting out of the pickup truck game not long after it got into it. The brand confirmed that it will cease production of the X-Class midsize pickup in late May due to poor sales.

Mercedes unveiled the X-Class, the brand’s first-ever pickup, in South Africa in 2017 as a 2018 model with no immediate plans to sell it in the U.S. It’s based on the Nissan Navara chassis but is given a number of ride and handling upgrades and is built alongside the Navara and the Renault Alaskan at a Renault-Nissan plant in Barcelona. From the onset, it was targeted for Latin America, Europe and South Africa, with plans at one time to build the truck in Argentina to serve the local market.